Mystery behind the sealed basements of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal; the symbol of love. It is counted under the 7 wonders of world. Do you know this wonder has some secrets and mysteries hidden beneath it. Let us search what they can be.

Taj Mahal is situated at Agra behind river Yamuna. It is wholly constructed with white marble and looks stunning in full moon night!

shah jahan and mumtaj mahal story

shah jahan and mumtaj mahal

History of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal was constructed by emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.

This very palace is now a tourist attraction visited by people all over the world.

Mysterious‚Äč thing about Taj Mahal

You can visit every part of Taj, except it’s basement. Why so? This thing must be crouching your minds why the basements are sealed in Taj Mahal.

Since from the times of British rule, the basements are sealed. Many times British government tried to open it, but all the time they had to shut it.

basement of taj mahal

basement of taj mahal

Reasons behind sealed basements of Taj Mahal-

There can be a lots of reasons behind this. Some of them are given below.

  1. Many archaeology findings says that there are the ‘kabra‘ of Shah Jahan and Mumtaj Mahal. Thus the basements are secured.
  2. According to findings and structural design of Taj , it can be said as once it was a shiva temple. Some people peeped inside the basement and found there are sculptures and idols of lord Shiva proofing the temple of lord Shiva. In order to prevent any religious issues and riots, the basements are sealed.
  3. According to science, sealing can also be done to prevent the deposition of Co2 inside. If there will be deposition of Co2 then, it will cause the marbles to deteriorate which can cause cracks in the place.
  4. Many people even believe there is some haunting insight, which turned the basements to stay closed.

Whatever ‚Äčthe reason can be, but it’s really an interesting topic! Taj Mahal is really a masterpiece and one myself visit there.

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